President Trump weighed in on the now viral video of former intelligence officer turned CNN contributor Phil Mudd attacking pro-Trump contributor Paris Dennard on Monday night.
Just watched former Intelligence Official Phillip Mudd become totally unglued and weird while debating wonderful @PARISDENNARD over Brennan’s Security Clearance. Dennard destroyed him but Mudd is in no mental condition to have such a Clearance. Should be REVOKED? @seanhannity
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2018
Trump questioned Mudd’s mental health and wondered if his security clearance should be revoked. He ended the tweet by tagging Fox News host Sean Hannity, who aired the clip during his show on Monday night.
The clip of Mudd and Dennard was from a panel on CNN last Friday. They were discussing the legality of the president’s decision to strip former CIA Director John Brennan of his security clearance and things got heated.
“Zero. I get zero dollars from consulting companies that deal with U.S. government. Are we clear?” Counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd takes exception to commentator Paris Dennard’s suggestion that he benefits financially from his security clearance https://t.co/kPjQ9VFu4t pic.twitter.com/rTdipyFavC
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) August 18, 2018
Mudd responded, “When I am requested to sit on an advisory board, let me ask you one question, how much do you think I’m paid to do that at the request of the U.S. Government? Give me one answer, and you’ve got ten seconds? How much?” (RELATED: CNN Panelist Tries To Kick Pro-Trump Contributor Off The Show: ‘We’re Done. Get Out!’)
“Well, I will be clear in saying that everybody in Washington, D.C. knows if you don’t want to be honest about it, that’s on you, but if you have a security clearance and you keep it, you get more money to have it,” Dennard fired back.
“We’re done. We’re done. Get out!” Mudd yelled.
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